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Friday, November 6, 2009

These tiny little beetles are so cute....outside!
For some reason, I've had some want to be inside
now that it is cold! It's not an invasion,
but still...2 or 3 found in the kitchen every day is a little weird!
So far, I've been kind and relocated them outdoors.
Did you know...
1. The U.S. has more than 450 types of ladybugs.
2. A ladybug may fly 100 miles in search of food.
3. In the winter, ladybugs hibernate under leaves.
4. A ladybug can have 0 to 24 dots on its body.
5. And, I hear it's good luck if they land on you!

23 comments:

  1. we had an infestation 2 years ago...ended up having to spray sround the windows to get rid of them. when they start landing on your en mass....its not luck. happy friday betsy!

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  2. We've been having an over abundance of these little "Ladybirds "(as we call them in England )Ladybugs though here. It's true, that saying about them landing on you and good luck, however, I once saw a documentary where they infested an outside wall, and the whole house had to be torn down. Ever since I have watched that program, I carefully transport them outside, and give them a little "be on your way " push. We used to sing a little ditty if one landed on you..
    Ladybird, ladybird fly away home
    Your house is on fire,
    Your children are gone..
    Isn't that a strange rhyme ?

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  3. We have them here too...but ours bite! And they leave off a smelly stink if you touch them. If left on the skin it leaves a burning sensation. Pesky little buggers!

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  4. Twenty four dots huh? I'd like to see one of those.

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  5. I've heard that too and they're also great if you've got roses; they eat the aphids!!

    "Ladybug" is also my nickname! I don't like it very much but that is what hubby calls me!

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  6. we had quite a few in the house and my daughter would gently pick one up and sing the Ladybug song and take it outside to set it free...over and over and over and over...jj

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  7. Ladybugs are so cute. Usually I ignore them when they're in the house. But one year, there were too many so I sucked them up with the vacuum cleaner!

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  8. I just love them! At home in Ireland, we call them ladybirds!

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  9. Yes, they are cute and I agree, they are cute outside.;) In the end of the summer when I was at the beach, there were hundred of ladybugs that descended on the shore and some were drowning in the waves. How odd was that. I did not like that a bit...
    Loved all the facts,
    xo

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  10. Funny, this year after the brief cold spell, they were gone, now that it's warmed up a wee bit, they're back, garage, house, everywhere.

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  11. A Brit in TN ~ ha..yes, that is a strange little song. Maybe I'll try it!

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  12. Maggie ~ your variety does not sound lucky at all! ick!

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  13. Coffee Messiah ~ I guess they really were hibernating! If mine get worse, I like Janelle's idea!

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  14. Ah, I could see myself flying 100 miles in search of food!! :^)

    There's been a few in the manor kitchen, as well. Cute, aren't they?

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  15. I didn't know that ladybugs hibernated in the winter. If I had a choice of sleeping under a pile of slimy leaves and coming into a nice warm house, I know which one I'D pick!

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  16. I used to have a tea cup with colorful, elegant ladybugs on it. I loved it! Ladybugs are so whimsical.

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  17. "So far, I've been kind and relocated them outdoors."
    --Ahhh, errr, my dear Betsy, that's not being kind--that's expediting death by frostbite! :|

    Consider it lucky then when they land on you. I haven't seen one in so long thogh...does that mean I am just terribly unlucky presently? Hmmm...Well, that's it then! Off to search high and low for a pesky little ladybird (as we call them)!

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  18. Those are interesting facts that I did not know until today. Thanks for sharing them.

    Have a nice weekends.

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  19. Lady. Bugs. Interesting how those two words fit together so perfectly! HAHA!

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  20. I love lady bugs but I guess they can be pests. They are so pretty and we are taught to love them and chant and make a wish. I guess we should be taught to do that with spiders too as they serve many good purposes. (where am I going with this???)

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  21. Otin ~ oh, you know you love us!

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  22. Cali Girl ~ ok...I'm sending you my spiders so you can give them a little love! LOL!

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  23. what an amazing shot! but I totally agree with you. Love them outside, but they seem to love both my jacuzzi tub and my fire place mantle. It's kinda gross, especially cuz they don't tend to live long inside, so I just have a bunch of dead ladybugs lying around my bathroom and living room. It kinda makes me nuts!

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